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Hi! My name is MaryAnn , in a nutshell , Im just a city gal who left the city to live life in the desert with dreams and a family I love very much. Im just an artists , tryin' to live my dreams , go where they take me , and just see what happens.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Hello ! to all that are joining Paula in The Artist Way Project!

Hi everyone! welcome to my thoughts , my place where I just be free & release . My name is MaryAnn K. & it is a pleasure to meet you all through Paula ! I met Paula at a blog of a great lady named Jamie Ridler . Jamie has a prompt called Wishcast Wednsday where every wednsday she asks you a question and you answer it and all wishcasters join in to wish for everyone that they're wish will come true . You all should try it sometime , everyone is such great gals & one of those gals is Paula . Paula has always been so friendly & nice , I love meeting women who are so earthy & inspire me & Paula is definitely one of those people. When she invited me to do ," The Artist Way Project ", I felt so happy that someone was inviting me to join them in something they truly believe in . Paula had so much compassion for this project , that it made me immediately want to join in .
Today Paula asks that all of us introduce ourselves so here we go. I am Maryann , I live in a little town outside of Los Angeles called Agua Dulce . I am a mixed media artist who has been promoting Art journaling , it helped me in my worst days.
I had been dealing with certain family members who were addicted to drugs & it effected my family to major extremes .I have always said if it weren't for art journaling I don't know what would have happened to me . I was very afraid of myself at one point , not knowing how far I would go in my depression of all that was going on . One day , I decided to close myself in my own little box . I didn't go out much , I didn't hang out with anyone , I was truly a hermit , a turtle in my shell . I was drinking alot because I wanted to numb myself of all the emotional pain I was feeling . I was really worried of what I might do next . So one morning I woke up and I said , " Enough! ", I went on the computer , went on YouTube & found others like myself , who were artist , who can relate to what I was feeling , & thats when I found art journaling . It changed my life . Theses artists I met were so nice to me , so understanding . I started to heal , I then started to join these artist who convinced me that I should do videos too . They told me that through my life experience & all I had been through, that I should pay it forward & give back , let others know that you can heal from whatever it is that your going through & thats what I did . I have made tons of art journal video how to's & ways to embrace the good times & heal through the bad ones.I hope to inspire you all as I know you will all inspire me . I am very excited to join Paula on the journey of " The Artist Way Project "and of course get to know all of you!
So until the next time , which I have to get the book LOL! I look forward to this project that Paula has brought us all to .

Thanks for listening it means alot . : )

Maryann K.

Here is one of many videos I have done on art journaling :


  1. Thank you for all the nice things you say about me!
    You can link this post to the MrLinky on Sunday 10th at my blog so the girls know where to find you.
    If you have the book by Julia Cameron you will have tasks to complete that will enhance what you get from this process. If you don´t you can still use the basic tools: the morning pages (that´s three handwritten pages each morning but you can adapt this to yourself. Eg: I write 2 pages as early as possible even if thatis about 3pm)and the artist´s date ( a "fill your well" artistic inspiration each week). I will also link to other cool artists and we´ll cheer for each other along the way.
    Have a good time!

  2. Wow, this is really super inspirational! I love hearing stories like this, with wonderful outcomes. I can relate, having gone through bouts of depression throughout my life, so it really fills me up when I hear about others coming out on top through following their hearts and finding like-minded souls. Many Blessings!